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Traveling Ark & Anchor Program

2022-2023 Grand Master’s  Statewide Traveling Tilers Sword Current Location

Madison (183)

2nd Saturday, Monthly at 7:00 PM Eastern Time


The Grand Master will have a Statewide Traveling Tiler’s Sword Program. The Tiler’s Sword, location can be tracked using the locator found on the Grand Lodge of Kentucky website and/or the Grand Lodge of Kentucky Statewide Traveling Tiler’s Sword, Location Facebook Page (see Appendix D). It is important that you follow the directions contained in the Tiler’s Sword case to ensure that its location is kept updated, so all lodges have an opportunity to claim it. One or more Masons may claim the Tiler’s Sword at any Masonic meeting. It must be claimed and presented in a tiled or open meeting to count. Make sure to follow the directions and sign the registry contained in the Tiler’s Sword case. The Tiler’s Sword will begin at O.D. Henderson Lodge #437 on Saturday October 22, 2022. Rules for claiming the Sword will be posted on the Location Facebook page and a copy will be included in the Sword Case.

As Masons, we are taught that the Tiler’s sword enables him to effectually guard against the approach of cowans and eavesdroppers, and suffer none to pass but such as are duly qualified, so it should morally serve as a constant admonition to us, to set a guard at the entrance of our thoughts; to place a watch at the door of our lips; to post a sentinel at the avenue of our actions, thereby excluding every unqualified and unworthy thoughts word, and deed; and preserving consciences void of offense toward God and toward man.

2021-2022 District Traveling Gavel Program

The District Deputy Grand Master is asked to maintain and promote the traveling gavel program in his district. Each district should have a Traveling Gavel, and the District Deputy Grand Master should al- ways know where it is located. It is his responsibility to keep up with the gavel traveling from lodge to lodge.

The guidelines below are only suggestions on how the District Traveling Gavel Program might work. If your district has a program in place, then continue with it instead. The purpose of this program is to encourage Masonic travel within the district.

The Traveling Gavel must be placed in clear view of all visiting Brothers.

Suggestions for claiming the Traveling Gavel:

1. The traveling gavel may be claimed from a lodge on any regular or lawfully called meeting, excluding only Masonic Funeral Rites

2. The traveling gavel may be claimed by:

a.  Whichever lodge has the most visitors present.

b.  If there is a tie, the lodge that traveled the farthest will receive the gavel.

c.  The Traveling Gavel will be presented before closing the lodge.

d. The lodge receiving the gavel will notify the District Deputy.